Jamaican Brown Stew Beef Recipe

This dish is made mostly on a Sunday by the majority of Jamaicans, especially those living in the countryside. The other most popular Sunday protein dishes.

Brown stew chicken, also referred to as stew chicken, is a dish typically eaten for dinner throughout the English speaking Caribbean islands. The dish is popular in JamaicaAntiguaTrinidad and TobagoBarbadosSaint LuciaGrenadaBelizeDominica and in Caribbean communities throughout the world. The dish is called brown because of the distinct dark colour of the dish. The colour is achieved by browning the chicken in brown sugar, which creates a rich gravy to which main vegetable components like onionsgarlic and carrots are added.  SEE RECIPE

Jamaican Red Pea Soup

You will need the following ingredients to prepare enough red pea soup for 4 people:-

  • 3 cups of kidney beans, soaked overnight in water or 2 tins of canned beans
  • 1 1/2 litres of water
  • 2 regular onions
  • 2 scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 1 hot pepper (ideally scotch bonnet)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 1/2 lb yam
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Flour, water and a pinch of salt to make dough for spinners

Optional ingredients
Pork bones
Chicken back

See Directions for Preparation With Illustrations